Child and Family Visitation Monitoring Services (CFVMS)was founded in 2019 under the umbrella of Empower Training Institute Inc. Since the program’s execution the program has been providing top-quality services to the local community. The program started as a small business and have since grown to become a leading provider in the industry.CFVMS provides family friendly child focused safe places for children and families to have a supervised, yet regular visit with their biological family.
Our objective is to provide families with an optimum service in a safe nurturing and stress free environment, while operating according to the California Rules of the Court. Child and Family Visitation Monitoring Service provides monitored visitation, intake interview, supervised exchanges, objective and detailed reports, as well as court appearances. Services are made available by Professional Visitation Monitors, who have been cleared by the Department of Justice and are registered with Trust Line Registry. Monitors have current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certificates, and each monitor demonstrates a desire to advocate for families. We believe that family bonding is forever in hopes that we can assist in the process.
The Professional Supervised Visitation Monitor Training Course is a comprehensive training program designed to equip all future professional monitors with an understanding of the basic principles and practices of supervised visitations, including your defined and impartial role as a monitor. Our training also covers proper and effective parent intakes and preparation of the parent and child for the visit, while focusing on the child’s best interest and safety.
You will also develop skills to analyze court documents, fill out required government forms, and learn the technique to writing flawless reports. This training is in compliance with the 2023 California Rules of Court Standard 5.20 for Professional Providers and meets State requirements. Currently under California Family Law, there is no renewal required of this training. Upon completion of the course, all attendees will receive a "certificate of completion."
As of 2021 California State Policy requires ALL monitors to be LIVESCAN/background check and be registered with TrustLine. In addition to the 24 hr. training course, professional monitors are required to complete a 4 hour online mandated reporter training course (free of charge) offered by the Department of Social Services.
This class will help you hone your skills as a trainer of adult learners. You will learn about adult learning theory, strategies for adult learners, how to create for appropriate pacing for adult courses, and more. We will also have a large block of time that will be devoted to creating role playing , activities, games, and collaborating with other trainers. We train using multiple modalities of learning.
Whether you are preparing to be a professional trainer, or you are someone who does a bit of training as a part of their job, you always want to be prepared. Your participants will understand that training is a process where skills, knowledge, and attitudes are applied in a unique way.
Our Train-The-Trainer workshop will provide your participants the skills to help them deliver engaging and compelling workshops. We use the Facilitation Model of training.
The role of a Professional Supervised Visitation Monitor is to be a neutral third-party paid to supervise the contact between a visiting parent and their child(ren). Visitor monitors ensure safety and security of child-parent interactions while documenting what is seen and heard during a visitation. The monitor is a trained professional with the skills and the knowledge needed to assure a pleasure visit.
CFVMS is located in the South Bay area, servicing Los Angeles County, including the northern region (Antelope Valley areas.) Monitors are approved by Department of Justice, and registered with Trustline Registry, and trained according to California Rules of the Court Standard 5.20
Visitation should take place in controlled environments such as local parks, malls, bowling alleys, ice skating arenas or other controlled spaces.
We don't suggest beaches, amusement parks or movies !
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Standard 5.20. Uniform standards of practice for providers of supervised visitation:
(a) Scope of service
This standard defines the standards of practice, including duties and obligations, for providers of supervised visitation under Family Code sections 3200 and 3200.5.
BOTH parents MUST complete an intake to discuss the agreement for service, rules, procedures, and visitation will take place at a agreed location.
A custody exchange is when one parent hands the child off to the other. If parents are unlikely to do this calmly and smoothly, they may need supervised exchanges(also called monitored or safe exchanges). In a supervised exchange, a neutral third party is present.
The supervised visitation will take place in an offsite neutral public setting such as a park, restaurant, mall, museum, or a location agreed upon by involved parties or ordered by the court.
Monitors appears in court to testify at the request of either parent to give testimony of the visits observed. The parent will have to give the monitor notice to prepare and a hourly flat rate fee will be applied.
$25.00 per service
This administrative fee covers the administrative tasks such as booking, scheduling, and confirming visits or exchanges between both parents, and the preparations. Additional travel fees may be associated with each case.
Fees may vary and there are no refunds on any service.
Empower Training Institute Inc. (ETI) is a human service entity that provides advocacy, resources, prevention, intervention, enrichment, growth, and development leadership training/workshops to families. ETI ‘s motto is, “We train to Empower”. Programs under the umbrella of Empower Training Institute Inc. are Black Table Talk Mentoring Program, Child and Family Visitation Monitoring Services, Human Trafficking Awareness, Limited Conservatorship, and Quality Control for Childcare Centers.
2748 Pacific Coast Highway #1113, Torrance, California 90505
Gayle Gordon is an advocate, author, monitor, and a trainer. She is the Executive Director of Empower Training Institute Inc. (ETI), a human service agency that provides advocacy, resources, prevention, intervention, didactic enrichment trainings/workshops to families. EMPOWER also partners and collaborates with other human service agencies in the Los Angeles County areas.
Gayle is a retiree of both the County of Los Angeles, and Los Angeles Unified School District as well as graduate of Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, where she has earned her Master of Arts in Education.
She has facilitated trainings/ workshops utilizing multiple modalities of learning with the Los Angeles Community College District providing trainings at Southwest, El Camino, Los Angeles Trade Technical, and Rio Hondo Colleges since 2005, and at Los Angeles Unifed School District and more. Gayle is a true visionary, and she enjoys empowering people with services and knowledge.